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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">2016 Base Salaries: <br><br>Estrada + Happ + Sanchez + Stroman = approx. $22 million<br><br>David Price = $30 million<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlueJays?src=hash">#BlueJays</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RedSox?src=hash">#RedSox</a></p>— Allan (@almack15) <a href="

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It would be nice to see the Big Sloppy farewell tour come to an abrupt end, but things a setting up very nicely for the Blue Jays to make a World Series run.

I think you're right but you never know -- however I think the matchup would favor the Cubs or Dodgers.

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